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Polson Park Motel

5.4 | Mediocre
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Central Vernon motel with outdoor pool, free parking and free Wi-Fi but mixed reviews

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's affordable and budget-friendly rates
  • Several reviewers were satisfied with their clean and spacious rooms
  • Across from Polson Park, easy highway access
Cons
  • Several guests reported highway noise
  • Dated decor and spotty Wi-Fi were reported by some lodgers
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 5, 2014
Overview
Located across from Polson Park just off Highway 97, the Polson Park Motel is geared towards travellers who prefer a well-priced hotel with an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms comes equipped with air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge and a seating area. 

Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool, BBQ facilities and free parking. The hotel is not wheelchair accessible and pets are not permitted.

Vernon's city centre is roughly a 3-minute drive away, while Vernon Square Shopping Centre can be found 6 minutes away by car. Parks & Recreation Greater Vernon is about a 4-minute drive from the hotel and Vernon Airport (YVE) is a 7-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, no pets, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: February 28, 2014)

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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with compliments going to the hotel's rates, location and rooms.

The hotel's rates were praised by many reviewers. They described them as affordable, budget friendly, well priced, low and reasonable.

Numerous guests were pleased with the hotel's location, finding it close to Polson Park, highway access, downtown Vernon, Vernon Jubilee Hospital, restaurants, shopping and beaches. One patron noted, "Walking distance to almost everywhere in Vernon, and especially good access to Polson Park across the road. Adjacent small mall with excellent restaurants and coffee shops".

Several lodgers were satisfied with their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, well equipped and spacious, with comfortable beds. Some travellers were disappointed with aspects of their rooms, however (see below).
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were some common complaints about noise transfer and the rooms.

Several reviewers complained of noise transfer from the nearby highway. One guest noted, "Traffic sounds were quite loud, as the motel is right on Highway 97 and traffic is heavy".

Although several lodgers were satisfied with their clean and spacious rooms, some reviewers criticized their accommodations. They reported dated decor, spotty Wi-Fi, a lack of daily housekeeping, no in-room hair dryers and broken heating in some rooms.
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Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 6.3 out of 10 from 46 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #18 of 20 Vernon hotels with an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 from 19 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3 out of 5 from 1 review.

The author called the hotel on February 28, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
Guest Reviews
5.4
Mediocre
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25 / out of 25
hotels in Vernon

Rated 5.4/10 based on 192 reviews

Ranked #25 out of 25 hotels in Vernon

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Map Marker Polson Park Motel
3201 24th Avenue, Vernon, BC